I realize that I am about to climb onto a soapbox and some will have to kick me down. I apologize ahead of time. I just viewed a UOA in the UOA section that got me started. The analysis is of Havoline synthetic. The UOA shows very low wear. It's a shame that this oil seems to be disappearing. I think that BITOG has contributed to a disservice to some very great oil formulations by allowing the Group III/IV/V debate to taint obvious data. We spew crap about "real synthetic" or we tolerate it of others. If we want performance, then performance should be our measure. I think that we are doing a similar thing when we tolerate evaluations of additive packages by VOAs. If you think that you can evaluate the performance of an oil based on a standard VOA, I submit that you don't know your own limitations.